Aleksei German’s Hard to Be a God (Trudno byt bogom, 2013)
German's last work, scientists from earth have the mission to stimulate a Renaissance on a planet stuck in the middle ages.
István Szabó’s Sweet Emma, Dear Böbe (Édes Emma, drága Böbe – vázlatok, aktok, 1992)
István Szabó's most improvised film is also his most unique. The film was shot with no budget in the immediacy of the crumbling Kádár/Grosz regime in 1992.
Szabó gives insightful lessons on how to film history, on how to adapt a novel to the screen, and talks about his relationship with his home country, Hungary...
Moritz Pfeifer compares the plot of István Szabó's Mephisto (1981) to the controversy surrounding Kathryn Bigalow's Zero Dark Thirty (2012).
Moritz Pfeifer looks at how Zanussi depicts science and scientists, and how his approach relates to other works on the same topic.
Moritz Pfeifer analyzes "memory tales" - stories which revolve around, but do not take place during the Second World War.
Wasilewski speaks about gay culture in Poland, the motivation behind making Floating Skyscrapers, and its reception.
In his new film Shame, Uzbek director Yusup Razykov tackles a tragic accident from the point of view of the wives that survived their husbands.
Marko Šantić's first feature explores elements of seriocomedy to tell the coming of age story of a young man in Slovenia.
Maciej Pieprzyca's new film is based on the true story of a boy suffering from cerebral palsy.
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